About Us

What is Direct Primry Care?
   Direct Primary care is simply defined as a medical payment model where the patient pays the physician a membership fee to be a part of the physician's practice. Most DPC physicians do not bill or accept payment from insurance companies. The membership fee typically covers most of the services the physician may provide in the office, including treatments that would be billed separately under the insurance model. 

Tests like EKGs, spirometry, urinalysis, pregnancy tests for example- are included in the membership. 
Procedures such as joint injections, sutures, skin lesion removal are included in the membership. There are usually additional charges if a sample is sent to the lab or pathology for processing. 

Tests or treatments done by specialists or the hospital are not covered in the membership fees. For this reason, DPC physicians continue to recommend some form of catastrophic or high deductible health coverage for those unplanned events. 

Membership Fees & Benefits?

Membership fees: ​​
The membership fees at New Freedom Family Medicine are age based as follows:
  • Birth-18 years: $10.00/per month with a parent membership; $15.00/per month without a parent
  • 19-45 years: $50.00/month (**NEW** Full time students with an ID or letter enjoy 1/2 off membership while in school)
  • 46-99 years: $75.00/month
  • 100 years and up: $1.00/month
Ask about family plans and corporate/small business plans
There is a 10% discount for the whole year paid up front. Monthly memberships auto-renew and may be paid by credit/debit card, auto-draft or we can send an invoice for you to mail payments. You may give this information securely when you sign up or come in and we can help with it at your visit. 
Benefits of Membership:

The membership covers just about everything we can do in the office. Our patients enjoy the following: 
  • A Personal relationship with your doctor - You get to see Dr. Allen and we build a trusting relationship to ensure better care. 
  • Same day visits - we make every attempt to see you the day you want to be seen. If that is not possible the next agreed upon day. We also make after hours appointments and weekends if needed.
  • Longer visits - if you need an hour visit or more than one visit, there is no extra charge
  • Many office based procedures such as: EKG, spirometry, joint injection*, trigger point injection*, lesion removal**, cryotherapy are included. *Medications for these procedures are not included in the membership. **Pathology charges are extra, also at reduced cost.
  • Many office based tests such as: urinalysis, strep tests, pregnancy tests, blood sugar and more. There are no copays. Send out labs are extra but members enjoy wholesale pricing for these. Only members can see the contract pricing for labs- they will be available at your first visit. If your insurance covers all your lab costs, orders may be sent to the facility of your choice.
  • Counselling and chronic disease management are included
  • Wound care, sutures, some fracture care- only certain fractures, cast or splint materials may cost extra.
  • Wholesale medications: We will have some common medications available at our cost. Ask us about your medications. Sometimes, the savings are enough to offset the cost of your membership. If this is not possible, then we are able to prescribe to your favorite pharmacy.
  • Vaccines: We believe in the life-saving recommended vaccines. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide these at this time. We will work with you to find the most cost-effective solution for your vaccinations.
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All fees are available at the time of service. Just ask, we are happy to tell you anything you want to know about charges.

What Is Family Medicine​?​​

​​ What is Family Medicine?
Your family means everything to you, and you want to ensure your loved ones live long and productive lives. The purpose of family medicine is to focus on creating long-term relationships with patients and their families, while also providing quality, compassionate care for a full range of issues. This includes acute and chronic diseases, preventive care and even mental health. Unlike other specialties that may focus on a specific illness or organ, family medicine specializes in treating the whole person, no matter their age or gender.
Family practitioners help patients remain healthy and free of disease through routine visits, immunizations and screenings. They may provide medical care in a variety of different settings, including at-home care, standard clinics, hospitals and urgent care centers.

From diabetes and heart disease to asthma and physical injuries, the practice of a family practitioner offers patients long-term individualized care to handle their most serious health issues.

What Does a Family Doctor Do?

Some responsibilities of your family physician include:

  • Treating and diagnosing a comprehensive range of health issues
  • Creating a treatment plan with other health professionals
  • Providing health care that focuses on the patient as a whole
  • Establishing relationships with patients and their health
  • Preventing illness
  • Offering up advice and tips for patients to take control of their health

Family physicians offer the care you need to reduce your risk of developing illness. In fact, it has been shown that those with primary health care have better overall health than those who do not. By maintaining an active relationship with your family physician, you can reduce your overall health care costs, while getting the preventive care you need to keep you feeling healthy and happy. 
Meet Our Team
Amie Coleman
Tiffani Kitson
Bekah Graue
Amanda (Amie) Coleman is a secretary/receptionist for NFFM. In this role I answer phones, set appointments for patients, register new members. I have been in the medical field since 1999, when I graduated high school. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Craig and 2 daughters, Madison)15) and April (8). All of them keep me very busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am a receptionist for Dr. Allen, my job duties entail setting appointments for our members, adding new members to our family, and assisting Doctor Allen in providing the best care for our family. I have been in the nursing field since 2014, and currently continuing education as a cosmetologist.
I am a mother to a almost 2 year old most of you have met our little Ainsley. I am married to Dr. Allen's oldest Son Andrew Broeder as of May 12th, 2018. We have three fur babies at home, Ruby is our French Bulldog and Bella is a French Bulldog mixed and Dachshund mix, we also have Dutchess, she is a belgin malanoi. When I am not at work I spend my freetime doing school work, taking care of my daughter, or drawing/painting.
Bekah Graue is a wife, a mother  of two young boys and is a Licensed Practical Nurse at New Freedom Family Medicine. She graduated from Washington School of Practical Nursing in July of 2016 and has since been working alongside Dr. Jennifer Allen along with taking on shifts at New Haven Care Center. Bekah is a strong advocate for healthy living and believes in the power of direct primary care and the opportunity for wide-spread, focused and individual care for our patients.
Paulina Broeder
Laura Mascia
Hello my name is Laura Mascia, (pronounced Mash-a) 
I am the Administrative Assistant for New Freedom Family Medicine. At NFFM, LLC my job is bookkeeping, documentation, and maintenance of other general records for the business end of the practice. And to help Dr. Allen wherever I’m needed. I grew up in Union MO, graduated from Washington High in 1993. I worked for fifteen years in Union Walmart, mainly in receiving. I was a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network during that time. After being out of school for 22 years, I attended East Central College. I met and married my husband Paul who works for the Schwan Company which is how I landed in Hermann MO. Dr. Allen is my physician, has been for many years, I love and trust her with my life. 
Paulina Broeder grew up in San Diego, California and moved to Washington, MO in 2007. She obtained her degree as an LPN from Washington school of practical nursing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and multiple subject teaching credential from San Diego Christian college. She has spent the last three years as a nurse, has over 10 years experience as an elementary school teacher, and was a flight attendant for a few years as well. She is married and is a mother/stepmother to five young men. She is currently juggling part-time work as a nurse with NFFM, a nurse at New Haven Care Center, a Nurse Assistant instructor at East Central College, and is also working on a yoga instructor certification. Upon completion, she hopes to offer yoga classes to New Freedom Family Medicine members and others within the community. When Paulina isn't working she enjoys time with family, long walks with her husband, Dave and dog, Buffy, boating at the lake, and painting.